This SDK is a Ruby interface to access the Meetup.com API. It provides RESTful HTTP and streaming interfaces for exploring and interacting with the Meetup platform. This includes; categories, checkins, cities, events and more. Meetup brings people together in thousands of cities to organize more of what they want to do in life.
Traditional media is going through a major upheaval at present, with paywalls proving an ineffective business model, Amazon chief Bezos buying the Washington Post, viral masters BuzzFeed promising to invest their revenue in investigate reporting, and Netflix overtaking traditional paid cable like HBO in revenue generation. At API Strategy and Practice, Kristin Calhoun from the Public Media Platform talks about how public media partners are using APIs to prepare for the changing landscape.
This week at the Twilio Conference, the five finalists of the latest round of the Twilio Fund will be pitching their startups to compete for investment from the micro-fund. The fund is meant to encourage usage of the Twilio API as a platform and was created through a Twilio and 500 Startups partnership.
AOL is now offering developers who create applications using the Open AIM API the opportunity to make money. AIM Money is a new revenue-share platform where developers profit from ads they embed into their Open AIM applications.